Northampton County, Pa--
One person was killed when a dump truck crashed through the Leithsville Volunteer Fire Company and burst into flames. The station located at 1995 Leithsville Road in Hellertown, Pa was fully involved on arrival consuming everything in the building including the fire apparatus.
The fire went to 3 alarms bringing in help from Lehigh, Bucks and Montgomery County,Pa. Companies went into defensive operations on arrival with ladder pipes, ground monitors and large lines. Tenders arrived from all 4 counties filling multiple port-a tanks at the scene and assisting with nursing operations behind the fire building.
Heavy equipment arrived and started to pull the rear of the building apart so firefighters could gain access to the remaining fire. Departments had the fire under-control roughly 2 hours in and and remained on-scene overnight with extensive overhaul.
Counties on Scene:
Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery